Album of the Week: The True Faith ‘Go to Ground’

Album of the Week: The True Faith 'Go to Ground'
Photo credit: Matheus Nogueira

Boston coldwave/post punk/darkwave band The True Faith have just release their sophomore LP ‘Go to Ground‘, and it’s the Album of the Week.

The True Faith, consisting of core members Travis Benson (vocals/guitar), Quentin Moyer (guitar) and Dylan Kotliar (bass), started as a solo project by Travis when he released the self-titled demo cassette, which was a darker minimal synth/industrial type sound. The demo caught the attention of à La Carte Records who approached them to release an album on the new label.

The creation of “Go to Ground” came at a time where the members of the band were all going through major transformations in life. Vocalist Travis Benson states:

“We were all transitioning into new points in our lives and the new roles and expectations that come with them. Often, these new expectations of us are at odds with what we truly want or believe in. So this album was an attempt at reconciling these changes in our lives, even when they go against what our expectations were.”

The band tapped Ryan Santos Phillips (Spirits of Leo – Lux Perpetua NYC studios in Brooklyn, NY) to produce and engineer a new album after they played a show together in Brooklyn.

“Go to Ground” finds the five-piece further honing their sound as they continue to evolve from their synth-pop roots into the guitar-driven, emotive post-punk that they play today.

Drawing from influences such as The Chameleons, Comsat Angels, and early U2, The True Faith deliver nine songs that reflect on the pressures of everyday life and the mechanisms we develop to cope.